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Uruguay to rely on its forward pair

Updated: December 13, 2009, 3:08 PM ET
By Mark Young | Special to ESPN.com

Few countries can match Uruguay's storied World Cup history: two-time champion (1930, 1950), host nation of the inaugural 1930 finals and fourth-place finisher twice (1954, 1970). But since that deep run at Mexico '70, Uruguay has won only one game at the World Cup finals: a 1-0 win over South Korea at Italia '90. The former South American superpower is perhaps more burdened by its glorious past than any other country.

In the long South American qualifying tournament, Uruguay had a great ...

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